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Born in Wigan, UK, lives in London and Wigan.



2015–2019 PhD Candidate in Fine Art,  Reader in Colour, London Metropolitan University 

2015 -2019 Cultural Studies and Philosophy, London Metropolitan University

2009-2010 Master of Arts: The Body in Performance: Dance Theatre, Laban, London                                                                    

2006-2009 BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Photography, University of East London

2011-2013  PG Cert in Education - Post Compulsory Teaching, Institute of Education, London 


Publications, Awards, Bursarys & Artist Residences, Press, TV & Radio

2021 The Wick Newspaper Issue 3, Autumn 2021, Page 7 of the PDF

2020 Soho Radio Interview on Celine’s Salon,

2019 Selected by the Culture Diary & Arts Council UK, to represent the UK Visual Arts in Hong Kong for Global Art Week: Art Basel

2017 World of Co, Artist Residency, Sofia, Bulgaria,

2017 Hackney Wicked Festival, Open Studios Bursary, London, UK  

2015 Make: Believe UK Design for Performance, 2011- 2015 The Society of British Theatre Designers Publication


2014 Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 Anthology 100 Contemporary Artists: Installation Publication

2014 Hackney Wicked Festival, Open Studios Bursary, London, UK  






Public Art Commissions

2 July 2022 'I am Beautiful’ commissioned by Soho Pride, Large Scale Inflatable Sculpture displayed outside the House of Barnabas, Soho.

12-14 August 2022 ‘I am beautiful’ commissioned by Supernormal Festival, UK

May 2021 – Dec 2022 'Fanfaron' placed on the roof of Hackney Wick Underground Arts Centre. Hackney Wick, London

Dec 2014– April 2017, 'Sorry for Today’s Blandness' Get Living London, Entrance Foyer of Coville Mansions, E20

Dec 2014- April 2017, 'The Rules are in your head' Get Living London Entrance Foyer of Mira House, E20


Solo Shows

1 May -31 May 2022, ‘I am beautiful’ Vogue Fabrics Dalston Window Gallery, London

June 2020, ‘We had the experience but missed the meaning’, Elephant Gallery, London, was cancelled due to corvid, 

January 2019 'Grey Gardens' Pop-Up Research Sculptural Installation, Saatchi Gallery, London

February 2016 'Look Again' Stour Space Art gallery, Fish Island, London, UK

Group Shows

Oct 22 – Jan 23 ‘Sensory Places’ The Conference Centre gallery, St Pancras Hospital, London

1-4 Sept 2022 ‘I am beautiful’ The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

1 May-30 July 2022 ‘The Love Handles’ Bar Italia, Soho, London

31 July 2021 To 28 March 2022, 'The Rules are in your head’ Bethlem Museum of the Mind Museum, Beckenham, UK

Sept-Dec 2020 ‘Fanfaron’ Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open Exhibition 2020, 

25 Oct 2019 V&A Friday Late: Hackney Wick, London, 

1-31March 2017 Inside-Out, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

1-19 July 2017 Hackney Wicked Festival, Open Studios

1-30 April 2017 Nasty Women, Stour Space Gallery, Fish Island, London

7-19 July 2017 Visual Flaneurs, World of Co Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1-31 Oct 2017 Modern Panic VIIIApiary Studios, Bethnal Green, London

5-30 Nov 2017 Emotional Spaces, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany,

5-15 May 2016 Sensorium, University of East London,

1-14 July 2016 Greased Up, Micks Garage, Hackney Wick, London

1-14 July 2016 Painting Connections, Things & UCL ISR & CASA & The London Festival of Architecture

July- Dec 2015 Make: Believe UK Design for Performance 2011-2015, V&A, London,

5-14 July 2015 Open Studios, Hackney Wicked DIY Festival, London 

19 July 2015 Open Studios, The London Festival of Architecture

April -Oct 2014 The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, York Museums Trust, York

March – Oct 2014 Juxtapose, The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA

5-14 July 2014 Open Studios, Hackney Wicked Festival, London

5 -14 July 2013 Open Studios, Hackney Wicked Festival, London

Dance/Live Performance/Exhibition

2013 Deliberate Digression, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

2013 The Modern Dreamer, Critical Costumes Symposium, Edge Hill University

2012 The Modern Dreamer. Space Station 65 Gallery, London

2012 The Modern Dreamer, Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

2012 The Modern Dreamer, The Performance Art Depot Pad, Mainz, Germany

2012 The End of the World, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

2011 The Spectacle, Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London

2011 Pop & Anarchy & Mute Codes, Performance Art Depot Pad, Germany

2010 Mute codes, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

2010 The Melancholic, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban, London

2009 Pop, The Marie LLoyd Bar, Hackney, London

2009 Spoiling my Perfect World,  Degree showcase, University of East London

2009 Broken Mundanity, University of East London

2008 The Angry Community, Cinema screening at Stratford Circus Theatre London


2019 -Where has all the colour gone? Art Academy of Latvia, Paradox Conference

2018  Gestalt Aesthetics: London Metropolitan University, PhD Seminars

2017  We’re Going Backwards: The Hong Kong academy for Performing Arts 

2017  Diverse Aesthetics: Paradox Conference, Conway Hall London

2017  Practice-based Research PhDs, Parnet Conference, Leeds University 

2016 Empirical Aesthetics:  NAFAE Conference, Lancaster University  

2015 Social Norms: The Dragon Café, mental fight club, Borough, London, 

2013 Wearable Futures: Ravensbourne University, London, 

2013 Layering Masks: Scenography Symposium, National Gallery, Prague Quadrennial, Prague, 

2013 Critical Costumes Symposium: Edge Hill University, Liverpool, 

2011  Mentor Talk, Photography (BA) Year 3, University of East London, Dec 2011 

2011- 2013 Discussing my Practice & Teaching Workshops on  at The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

Art Directing/Choreography

2012 Feral, Vitrine Art Gallery, London 

2012 Epoche, Deptford Town Hall, London 

2009 On/off, London 

2010 The Doll, London May 

2011 Pierre Garoudi Fashion, London Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter show

Teaching & Workshop Facilitator 

2011-2012 Workshop Facilitator, Performance Design & Practice Foundation, Central Saint Martin’s University

2012-2013 Kensington & Chelsea College, Workshop Facilitator, BTEC Sculpture Course

2011-2012 Part Time Tutor on BA Photography Course, UEL University

2011-2016 Workshop Facilitator for Performance & Installation, The Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany

I am one half of the Collective Art Group: DollyOlli

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